Myanmar-India business summit held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 11, 2019:  Myanmar-India business summit and trade fair was today held at town hall of Sagaing, Myanmar organised by consulate general of India, Mandalay and Sagaing district chamber of commerce and industry.

About 7 stalls of Manipur and 30 stalls of Myanmar were opened in the trade fair.

A Manipur traditional dance was also performed on the occasion.

Sh. Shamu, President, Indo-Myanmar Association said Indo-Myanmar Association (IMA) was established in 1995 and registered in 2003 under the Manipur Societies Registration Act, 1989 (Manipur Act No. 1 of 1990). The founder president of the Association is Bijoy Kumar Langam who was born in Sittwe, Capital of Rakhine State in 1924. He passed I.A. from Jadsan College under Rangoon University in 1941. He, however, came to Manipur during Second World War. He is, indeed, a true son of the soil in this region of India and Myanmar. In fact, he was the first person who introduced learning of Burmese language in Manipur. Thus, Indo-Myanmar Association was able to produce number of Manipuris to know the language. Thereafter, Manipur University, too managed to open Centre for Myanmar Studies and imparted 1-year Diploma Course in the language. Our Indo-Myanmar Association was able to publish 2(two) books for learning Myanmarese under his guidance.

He said on the demise of the founder President, I was elected unanimously for the post on April 23, 2017 and continued to hold it till date. Our IMA’s principal objective is to enhance the contribution to the growth and development of the close relationship in socio-economic, trade and commerce including tourism and health sector in the region thereby increasing the economy of the people of both countries, i.e., India and Myanmar under Act East policy. We want to develop a good relationship with Myanmar in general and Sagain in particular and also to involve in the activities for promotion of the economy of the people in this region. Every year, we organized programme for Indian Nationals to visit Myanmar and to appraise rich heritage and unique cultural ties between the two neighbouring countries. And Myanmarese nationals are also encourage to visit India as well We are happy to announce to this august gathering that, in the last Manipur Sangai Festival-2018  our Indo-Myanmar Association was able to organize 20 Myanmarese nationals for a Free Visit to Manipur”. We are really grateful to the consulate general of India, Mandalay who have given them not only timely VISA on land route, but also, wished them for safe and secure journey by bidding flag-off, he added.

He said the relationship in between the two great countries has completed 70 years, by now. Both countries have done a lot for the welfare of our land and people in different ways.





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